This post brought to you by Carolina Charm sponsor Plum Organics.
It’s no secret our family loves a good Saturday morning pancake party. Matt has always been a big pancake eater and when Caroline came along she quickly followed in his footsteps. Almost every weekend you can either find us whipping up a batch of pancakes together in the kitchen or we’ll go out for pancakes if we’re feeling adventurous. When we’re out for breakfast we skip right over the kid menu and order Caroline her own adult-sized portion of pancakes too. And she usually polishes them off in their entirety.
So now that we’re moving on from purées to the eat-what-we-eat phase, we decided to test out Thomas’s love for pancakes. Over the weekend I got a little creative in the kitchen and created some blueberry, banana, apple, and sunflower seed butter with chia pancakes specifically for our little man. Those are some pretty impressive pancakes for a first timer, right? Took me hours to peel, dice, steam and purée all those ingredients. Kidding! I am a master of efficiency so I whisked some rice cereal, eggs, flour and a pouch of Plum Organics Grow Well – dha together!
Pancakes for Babies
1 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
1 cup rice cereal
1 pouch Plum Organics Grow Well – dha
1/2 cup blueberries
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, adding small amounts of water at a time until you’ve reached a pancake batter consistency. Pour small amounts of batter into a pancake (or frying) pan, flipping when the bubbles form on the top. Cook until golden.
The verdict? We have another pancake lover in the family! Thomas happily crushed his pancakes.
And so did his sissy — a successful pancake party all around!
As you know, we are constantly worried about Thomas’ eye health so I love that I was able
to sneak in18mg of DHA into some baby pancakes for him. From the crazy amount of research we’ve done on our cataract journey, we
found that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) is essential for the growth and functional development of
the brain and retina in infants.So when I learned the Grow Well line has a pouch specifically created with DHA as an ingredient it was a no brainer (pun intended) that we would incorporate this pouch into our baby meal planning.
We’ve been Plum Organics pouch-loving parents since Caroline was born
so I was excited when they contacted me to test out their new Grow Well
line. There’s nothing else quite like Grow Well on the market. It’s a
line of organic baby food pouches that harnesses nutrients from yummy
organic ingredient combinations I would not otherwise cook (like mango, chia, kale and lentils). Not only are
these pouches great for adding extra fruits and veggies into recipes, they are magically tasty
on their own too! Never in a million years did I think I could successfully get my minis to eat kale. But something about making it squeezable…
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This post is sponsored by Plum Organics.